I started with old We R Memory Keepers striped paper. It reminds me of candy canes! I'm going to be creating a "snowman soup" gift (which consists of a container that holds one package of hot chocolate, a small baggie of mini marshmallows, a candy cane, and a cute little poem -- thanks Jana for the link to the snowman soup idea!!), so I thought cards to compliment that snowman theme would be a GREAT idea! The snowman stamp and "Happy Holidays" are stamps I've had for a long time. I think the snowman is Hero Arts. I used watercolor pencils to color the hat and scarf. I Cuttlebug embossed a small pink piece to layer behind the image. I did a lot of ticket punching to the layers. I added red ribbon on one, and dark pink ribbon on the other. I'm going to duplicate this design a few times, and then I think I'm going to make some in blue. I don't use a white card base very often, and I just love the way it looks! It's so crisp and clean!
These are the two different cards close up. I added some fine glitter in various areas. I was having adhesive issues (my glue pen is just about empty), so the Cuttlebug image didn't get glittered the way I imagined it, but it will work for now.
So, only two cards so far, but the ideas are swirling around in my head! The PTA is running this craft fair, and they're a little disorganized. The fair is on December 8th, and they want to invite vendors from last year first to give them priority, but they haven't even drafted that invitation letter yet, and they might not know who's getting space until the end of November! What?? So, I'm being optimistic that I WILL get a space, and I'm going to start creating. If I don't get a space, I'll look for another local craft fair, and if that doesn't work out, I'll try to sell some items on eBay.
I'm chaperoning a field trip today for my youngest daughter. We're going to the Art Institute in Chicago, and I haven't been there in years, so I'm very excited! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!